New Tool Brings Essay Scoring to Official SAT Practice
New Tool Brings Essay Scoring to Official SAT PracticeMichael Preston, Associate Director, Communications
Practicing for the optional essay on the SAT can be challenging for students because it’s not always quick or easy for them to have their writing scored. But a new tool developed by Turnitin promises to help improve the student-writing practice experience by providing instant essay scoring.
Turnitin’s Revision Assistant – which will be integrated with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy this Tuesday, November 15th – will score student essays written on actual SAT prompts, using the official scoring rubrics developed by the College Board. After students finish the necessary practice exam sections, they can submit an optional essay to the scoring engine for instant scoring. The score students receive will give them a sense of how they might score when they sit for the real SAT. In the coming months, additional Turnitin software that provides instant feedback on students’ essays will be integrated into Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, providing students with guidance on how to improve their writing over time.
The integration of Scoring Engine into Official SAT Practice is an extension of the College Board’s partnership with Turnitin. Since last year, Turnitin’s Revision Assistant has been available for students and teachers to use in the English Language Arts curriculum of SpringBoard, the College Board’s comprehensive instructional program from students in grades 6-12.